Saturday 21 March is the official start of spring and Darren was joined by a team from Wolverhampton Conservatives in Wednesfield to kick off the season with a big spring clean.
Community Clear Up Day is a ‘national spring clean’ campaign, led by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Litter is a persistent, costly, avoidable problem, and can have a huge impact on the quality of streets and public spaces. Clear Up Day is designed to bring communities together and take pride in their local area.
Darren said, “We all know that the majority of the litter in our neighbourhoods is frustratingly caused by a small group of people. The mess they make limits how much we can enjoy our spaces, damages the environment, impacts local business, affects house prices and costs us all money to clear. We can do something about this. By coming together on Community Clear Up Day as individuals, groups and organisations, we can take small actions to make our neighbourhoods better places to live and work – and together make a big difference across the country.”